In the 4th edition of the “Legends” series, we venture into the untamed Wild West with this 3 oz ultra high relief silver proof coin. Amidst this captivating chapter in history, three individuals stand out.
Wild Bill Hickok, the legendary gunslinger and gambler, was hailed as one of the early heroes of the West. Also renowned for his charm, persistent rumours suggest an intimate connection with the notorious yet enigmatic frontierswoman, Calamity Jane. According to legend, Wild Bill met his end at a poker table in Saloon 10 in Deadwood. The hand he held at the time of his murder has been forever etched in history as the “Dead Man’s Hand”.
Billy the Kid, depicted in the center, became infamous as both a gunslinger and cattle rustler. His brief yet eventful life included at least nine murders and a daring prison escape.
Furthermore, the coin is endowed with a variety of special features including a proof quality strike and select 24K gold plating. On the reverse, the Dead Man’s Hand, the saloon’s name and the bullet of the gun that sent Wild Bill to the afterlife are depicted next to the three heroes.
The Wild West coins are issued as legal tender by Cook Islands.